SC&A Digest: Opera, chocolate, & rush

On the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr blog this week, read about our new opera collections, celebrate International Chocolate Day archives style, and see photos of Greek Life on Loyola’s campus.

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SC&A Digest: Dialogue

From 1981-1997 K. Brad Ott self-published Dialogue, a news journal for the progressive New Orleans community. A complete run of Dialogue is found in the K. Brad Ott Papers and details local concerns, such as the practices of New Orleans public utilities, workplaces and prisoner rights, as well as larger issues such as nuclear power and Apartheid.

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The K. Brad Ott Papers also contain letters Mr. Ott received from prisoners who were being held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, more commonly known as Angola Prison. Take a look at the K. Brad Ott Papers and Dialogue in Special Collections & Archives.

See more of Dialogue and more posts from our week in Special Collections & Archives on Tumblr, and follow us on Instagram @loynosca !

SC&A Digest: William Faulkner Livre D’artiste and more!

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Images from Tandis que J’agonise, (As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner) a 1946 Parisian “livre d’artiste,” which includes 24 printed engravings by Georges Leblanc as well as beautiful typography and ornamentation composed by Pierre Jeanrot. See more of this book and more posts from our week in Special Collections on Tumblr, and follow us on Instagram @loynosca !

Library open August 30

The Monroe Library will resume normal hours Wednesday, August 30. For more information, visit http://emergencyinfo.loyno.edu/hurricane-harvey-update. Information about the library’s hours can be found at http://library.loyno.edu/about/hours.php.

Jean Cocteau illustrations

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We’re really enjoying Jean Cocteau’s color lithograph illustrations from a pair of books that recently migrated to Special Collections & Archives from our public stacks: Jean Cocteau: Théâtre illustré par l’auteur, books I and II,1957.

You can view these books in their entirety in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room on the third floor of Monroe Library at Loyola University!

How do I log in?

* please note: changing your password in one place does not automatically change it everywhere *

Loyola Gmail

email: first initial, middle initial, first six letters of last name followed by “@my.loyno.edu”. You can also look it up in the “Find People” directory.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number, plus the letters “lu.” You can change it through Gmail or by calling

Loyola Gmail help:
Information Technology Help Desk 504-864-2255
http://academicaffairs.loyno.edu/infotech/faq-gmail

Blackboard

Username: Campus-wide ID (CWID). It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number

Blackboard help:
Online Learning Team 504-864-7168
http://researchguides.loyno.edu/OnlineStudents

LORA

Student Id (CWID): It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

PIN: The default PIN is the first 2 letters of your first name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be required to change the PIN when you login for the first time.

* Changing your PIN in LORA will also change your password for campus wifi, library computers, library printing, and off-campus access to online resources. This takes twenty-four hours to take effect.

LORA help:
https://lora.loyno.edu/loy_troubleshooting.htm

Wifi

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Online Resources (off-campus access)

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Resources off-campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator
http://library.loyno.edu/help/troubleshooting.php

Library Computers

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Computer help: Visit Learning Commons desk

Printing in the Library

Authentication: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library printing help: Visit Learning Commons desk

ILLiad

Username: Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.

Password: Choose anything you like. Only you will know your password, and we cannot look it up. If you forget your password, you can use the Forgot Password page with your ILLiad user name.

* We recommend setting your username and password to be the same as your Wolfpack ID and password.

Library Resources Off Campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator

Library login updated Fall 2017

The student login for library resources has changed. Beginning Monday, August 21, 2017, use only the first six characters of your LORA PIN (personal identification number) as a password. All letters in the LORA PIN are to be uppercase. This holds true also for wifi, the computers in the labs and the library, and printing.

The username remains unchanged, as the first part of your Loyola email before the “at” sign. For example, the email fjones@my.loyno.edu will have a username “fjones.”

The login for library resources is used whenever you are away from campus. It is also used for some resources while on campus, such as ebooks and etextbooks. Blackboard and email logins are not affected. If you have any questions, contact Information Technology at 504-865-2525 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana

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“Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana,” 1868, a slightly tattered treasure from our Collection of New Orleans Miscellany .

The seated man in the center of this document is Oscar Dunn, the first black lieutenant governor of the U.S. Senate elected in 1868. In the late 1800s, a monument in Dunn’s honor was slated to be erected in New Orleans, yet after his untimely and mysterious death, the monument was never created. You can listen to this man’s inspiring, yet tragic, story on this episode of “TriPod: New Orleans at 300.

August 15, 1534: Jesuit Society Formed

Today in honor of the founding of the Jesuit Society we are highlighting our Jesuit Scrapbook from our Digital Archives.

The scrapbook is a record of the men who served in the Society of Jesus, and the churches, schools, and institutions they established in the South.
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The photographs in the scrapbook include numerous portrait photographs of the Jesuits working in the South, group photographs of Jesuit Communities, and major houses such as the College of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans and St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, La. This scrapbook can be viewed in its entirety can be viewed via the Louisiana Digital Library by following this link.

Physical rights are held by Loyola University New Orleans, Archives of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus.

The Land of the Pheasant and the Deer

A book that recently migrated from the stacks to Special Collections is a translation of Antonio Mediz Bolio’s The Land of the Pheasant and the Deer: Folksong of the Maya. This English edition of the work includes several illustrations by renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Best known for his controversial murals, Marxist ideals, and tumultuous marriage to Frida Kahlo, Rivera remains a central figure in Mexican and 20th century art.

The prologue to this edition reads:

“The Land of the Pheasant and the Deer” by Antonio Mediz Bolio is an example and a lesson for the literature of America. In its pages- as Emerson said- thought itself has created the style. As they are being read the grace of their reasoning ripens in the spirit. The soul enters, avid and bold, into dimly visualized realms, and it gradually discovers in advancing the sense of relation that mates and binds together the races in our Continent. Their voices seem to bathe in waters of dream, of breeze, of ocean. The poet’s word breaks in the shadow or glares under the bronzy sky. Behind it the outcry of the maya chorus raises the stem of its elegance and of its prophecy.”

The author, Anthony Mediz Bolio, was born in 1884 to a wealthy family, and spent most of his childhood at his father’s hemp plantations. On the plantations, he was surrounded by Mayan people, who did not speak Spanish. Bolio was exposed to the colorful Mayan language this way. In this work, which he wrote in Spanish, he tried to emulate the phrasing of the Mayan language. In the dedication, he writes:

“I am from the land of the Mayab. She is my mother. To my mother dedicate I this book, too little for her, too much for me.

“To the woman whose eyes tenderly watched upon this offspring of my heart.

“To the sons of the Mayab, my brothers in blood and in hope.”

The stories can also be read in Spanish here.

You can view this book in Special Collections. During the summer session, we are open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, and Monday and Friday by appointment only.